A Platonic model of mind can be described analytically:
This is analytic since it is hierarchical, being one in which the One self
controls the many.
is a sort of republican form of Government (see Plato's The Republic),
with the more intelligent layers ruling the less intelligent ones.
This might be more susceptible to computer emulation
This is completely different than that of Materialism,
or reductionistic (logical atomism) model of mind which is
essentially mob rule:
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noun 1. the theory that every complex phenomenon, especially in
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In Freud's version of this we are controlled by unconscious desires,
essentially being victims of mob rule. One can see this form
of mind in the art of German Expressionalism.
Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
See my Leibniz site at
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